Complaint Filed Against Advance Group for Election Work

Dan Garodnick and Melissa Mark-Viverito embrace. (Photo: Twitter/jacobkornbluh)
Melissa Mark-Viverito celebrates her victory in the council chambers. (Photo: Twitter/@jacobkornbluh)

A longtime critic of former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has turned his sights on the consulting firm that helped to dismantle her mayoral hopes and elect her rival to succeed her.

Louis Flores, a local political gadfly who ran a blog and wrote a book criticizing Ms. Quinn, has filed a complaint with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s criminal division against Scott Levenson and his Advance Group consulting firm, which came under deep scrutiny during the mayoral campaign. Continue reading “Complaint Filed Against Advance Group for Election Work”

U.S. Attorney Says New Yorkers ‘Can Expect More’ Corruption Cases

Preet Bharara announcing the arrest of State Senator Malcolm Smith and Councilman Dan Halloran. (Photo: Getty)
Preet Bharara announcing the arrest of State Senator Malcolm Smith and Councilman Dan Halloran. (Photo: Getty)

The string of corruption arrests in New York State is far from over, according to the man who has issued many of the indictments.

In a rare televised interview with Capital Tonight, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said even more public corruption cases can be expected to emerge due to the “pervasive” nature of the problem in the state.

Continue reading “U.S. Attorney Says New Yorkers ‘Can Expect More’ Corruption Cases”